Eclipses have been dramatic events in the course of human history. Heralding the auspicious or ominous, the occurrence of an eclipse has presages important event in human affairs. In astrology Eclipses, while significant, aren’t as nearly important as a planetary transits or formation of planetary aspects. Effectively, it is a brief conjunction, two planets in alignment in the same sign. While we shouldn’t necessarily downplay the transit, neither should we oversell it with regards to astrological interpretations. The Eclipse will begin 9:04 am PDT and will be Total by 10:17
The Sun represents the primary consciousness. It is how you’ll likely think or act in your daily life and existence. It is your main experiences and how you perceive them. The Sun is currently in the sign it governs or what we in Astrology call its Rulership, Leo. Leo, at its best, can be generous, loyal and honorable. At its worst, it can be over-confident, egotistical and inflexible.
Eclipses provide greater insight into the part of the consciousness of the planet being effect by the eclipse (the Sun is consider a planet for astrological purposes). For example, This Solar eclipse causes you to focus your attention upon matters of the Moon (emotional requirements and needs). Because it will, temporarily, negate The Sun, we may all find ourselves placed in a highly emotional state. It may induce a sleepiness or weariness, where your emotions aren’t likely to be suppressed or ignored.
Now the Sun isn’t moving into another sign at this time (in will in another day or so); it remains in Leo. The Moon has entered the sign of Leo and will pass between the Earth and Sun, producing an annular solar eclipse or ring eclipse. It will last less than a day
The phenomenon of this eclipse urges us delving into some aspect of unconsciousness to glimpse important insights or revelations. As with the total solar eclipse August 21th, expect some area that has Leo placements, or your Leo house, to have a prominent place in your awareness upon that day. Note, while it may demand more of your attention it is not likely to be nearly compelling as say planetary transits like the current retrograde or the upcoming New moon.
In the brief blackout of the Annular Solar Eclipse, gleam answers to some deep, personal mystery or nagging issue.